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Days To Abuja Airport Closure, Foreign Airlines Reject Kaduna Airport

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The federal government says only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna international airport while Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway is closed for repairs.

Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said only Ethiopian Airlines, a foreign carrier,  had agreed to use the Kaduna airport.

However, he added that more foreign airlines were expected to come on stream before Wednesday.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, who formally announced the closure of the Abuja airport runway, said the facility would be shut down at 12 am on Wednesday.

Also speaking, Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation, said proper measures had been put in place to the make the Kaduna airport, the alternative facility,  safe for travellers.

The airport would be closed for six weeks.

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